“We can initiate an unprecedented process that we hope will help to heal the wounds of the past.
Pope Francis and sexual abuse scandal in the church.
In a letter posted on the website of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, its president Cardinal Oswald Gracias said Pope Francis had received the bishop’s request to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral responsibilities.
In a statement, the Vatican said Pope Francis had authorised “an investigation on the economic-administrative aspects” of the institution, “which is still ongoing”.
Pope Francis has summoned the heads of national Catholic bishops conferences from around the world to the Vatican in February for a meeting to discuss the protection of minors from sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
The comments were made by German Archbishop, Georg Gaenswein, the secretary of retired pope Benedict XVI and prefect of the papal household under Pope Francis, in a speech to Italian parliament.
Pope Francis said this at the Marian Shrine of Knock on Sunday, his second day in Ireland.
“Pope Francis must further elaborate on how the Vatican could move beyond “palliatives’’ and resolve ongoing abuse scandals currently rocking the Church’’.
Francis led a service in St Peter’s Basilica attended by over 200 people, including people rescued at sea and representatives of migrant charities.
According to a statement, bishops Alejandro Goic of the city of Rancagua and Horacio Valenzuela of the city of Talca would be replaced by commissioners, known as apostolic administrators.
The US ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, handed over the manuscript to Vatican Library officials, a Vatican spokesman confirmed to dpa.
Francis made his comments in a message to participants at a conference on international migration being held in the Vatican.
In an unprecedented move, all Chile’s 34 bishops offered to resign en masse in May after attending a crisis meeting with the pope over allegations of a cover-up of sexual abuse in the South American nation.
Pope Francis, who wrote a document on protecting the environment from global warming in 2015, will address 40 participants – including leading oil and gas executives and major industry investors – on Saturday.
Pope Francis, who wrote a major document on protection of the environment from global warming in 2015, is expected to address the group during the conference.
The Vatican lamented Thursday in a new doctrine document called “Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones” (Economic and financial issues in Latin), it was released by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, with the approval of Pope…
The pope’s unequivocal stand was made clear in a stern Vatican statement on Saturday, ahead of a visit coming week by Chilean bishops who Francis summoned for an explanation of why he was misinformed about the extent of the scandal.
The pontiff’s priority for the talks at the Vatican is “to listen to the victims, to ask them for forgiveness, and to respect the confidentiality of these meetings,” a statement said.